NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. (“The ONE Group”) (STKS) today announced that it has signed a lease for a new STK in Chicago in 2015.
“We are very excited about launching the STK brand in Chicago. We’re confident that STK’s unique blend of innovative menu, vibrant lounge scene and high-energy atmosphere will resonate well with those consumers looking for a modern fine dining steakhouse destination,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group.
The new STK Chicago will be over 13,000 sq. ft. and will be located in the heart of River North at 360 North State Street. River North is one of Chicago’s top neighborhoods for dining and nightlife and is a prime destination for restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment venues. The River North area includes a large concentration of art galleries and is close to some of the top hotels in Chicago. The area has experienced residential development and population growth over the last several years.
“Our development pipeline is filling up nicely and is consistent with the growth strategy we articulated to the investment community when we went public. We expect to open two STKs in 2014, one of which has already opened in Washington, D.C. in April of this year, and we now expect to open at least two STKs in 2015, one each in Orlando and Chicago. In addition, we expect to launch a new hospitality services location in 2015,” continued Mr. Segal.
About The ONE Group
The ONE Group develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides ONExperience™, a turn-key food and beverage service for hospitality venues including boutique hotels, casinos and other high-end locations in the United States and United Kingdom. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK®, a unique steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and in London. STK artfully blends two concepts, the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge, into one offering a high-energy, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services at high-end boutique hotels and casinos. Additional information about The ONE Group can be found at www.togrp.com.
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